April 14, 2006

Indonesia train crash kills 14, injured 12

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A train crash in Indonesia's Central
Java province on Saturday killed 12 people and injured 14,
police said.

The early-morning accident occurred when two trains bound
from Jakarta to Surabaya, Indonesia's second city, collided, a
police official at Gubug near the crash site said.

"According to the latest information, 14 people are killed
and 12 are injured," police official Winarno told Reuters. One
of the train drivers was among the dead.

He said hundreds of passengers had been evacuated from the
scene, and the busy line closed to all traffic.

Train crashes and other transport accidents are relatively
frequent in Indonesia, where infrastructure has strained to
keep pace with population and economic growth.